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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The proposal is aimed at helping patients decide whether they can afford a particular treatment Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details Private hospitals would no longer be able to treat patient charges and statistics as business secrets under reforms proposed by the government. They would also be required to maintain a database ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555516/private-hospitals-may-be-forced-reveal-fee-details
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Hospital sets prices to target the middle class Chinese University's HK$6.3 billion private teaching hospital will be the first of its kind to offer ... people." Sung said the hospital would be the first in the private sector to offer "straightforward package pricing", specifying the costs of related medical services so patients could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578786/new-hospital-touts-transparent-pricing-serve-middle-class
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority's secretive handling of medical misconduct damages trust in public health care

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:33pm by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony Neville Sarony says the Hospital Authority's practice of keeping medical misconduct out of public view creates unnecessary doubts about the professional standards of our public doctors Adverse reaction The failure of the Hospital Authority to refer a single case of potential misconduct to the Medical Council for investigation in the past two years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1577752/hospital-authoritys-secretive-handling-medical-misconduct-damages-trust
  4. News - China - COURTS

    British investigator Peter Humphrey jailed for 2.5 years for buying private data

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:37pm by PATRICK BOEHLER DANIEL REN

    ... Patrick Boehler and Daniel Ren Humphrey and wife jailed for buying private data A year after their detention sent shockwaves through China's booming due-diligence industry, British ... fined Humphrey 200,000 yuan (HK$250,000) and Yu 150,000 yuan for illegally obtaining private information on Chinese citizens after the one-day trial. Humphrey will be deported after serving his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1569614/investigator-peter-humphrey-and-wife-jailed-buying-private-information
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government seeks new way on top of health insurance reform to get more using private care HK$45b in loans for NGOs to run private hospitals The government may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449634/government-offers-lend-hk45b-ngos-run-private-hospitals
  6. Hospital Authority to fund private consultation visits for more than 6,000 long-term patients

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:30pm

    ... HK$45 for each private consultation. The remainder of the fee, about HK$233, will be funded by the authority. Currently, each visit to a general clinic at a public hospital costs an average ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Kwun Tong, Wong Tai Sin and Tuen Mun targeted for pilot project More than 6,000 long-term patients will be funded HK$2,330 a year to consult private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1451586/hospital-authority-fund-private-consultation-visits-more-6000-long-term-patients
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Private hospitals should comply with Hospital Authority reporting code

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Private hospitals, comply with code There are good reasons why public hospitals are subject to a code that ensures serious medical incidents causing death or injury are promptly reported to the Hospital Authority. And there is no good reason why private hospitals should not feel bound by it. Apart from the principle of accountability for patient safety, a prompt, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1100266/private-hospitals-should-comply-hospital-authority-reporting
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH: ANALYSIS

    Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... just part of big overhaul A move to force private hospitals to be more transparent on charges is just part of a drive to radically reform the medical sector and encourage patients to go private, government sources say. The transparency drive, under which private hospitals will have to release statistics and standard pricing for common operations, was revealed yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555451/transparency-hospital-charges-just-part-big-health-sector-overhaul
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Move to set out private hospital fees in advance is aimed at reducing disputes and paving way for government reform of medical insurance Patients to be told cost of treatment Private hospitals and doctors would have to tell patients the likely cost of their treatment in advance under a law the government plans to introduce this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414568/private-hospitals-set-out-cost-treatment-advance-under-new-law
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... for which it apologised. Yuen was admitted on January 24, 2013, with fever and a urinary tract infection after spinal surgery at a private clinic. He was kept in hospital for 21 days before being ... had a history of diabetes, hypertension and obesity, was sent for treatment at the private Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital and died eight months later from sepsis, she said. Her brother said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him

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